Combining the simplicity of Spark 3™ with the legendary color-mixing engine from Igniter 3™, Spark Color 3™ satisfies the needs of those who want 4-channel color-mixing without as many complicated settings to configure. A great board for simple sabers where color-mixing is desired.
A Unique Way to Experience Colors
Spark Color 3™ allows changing colors in a slightly different way than both Igniter 3™ and Spark 3™. Spark Color 3™ has up to 9 global Color Sets (color-sets), where each color-set is comprised of the blade color, clash/lockup color, and blast color. Every font cycles through all the defined color-sets, with each font being able to define its default starting color-set. Changing the fonts can be performed via twisting the wrist or holding the aux button and twisting the wrist depending on per-font configuration setting that is selected. While the saber is running, colors advance until the end color-set is reached and then it starts back at the beginning.
Each font independently remembers what color it was on previously. For example, let’s assume font 1 starts on color-set 1. After advancing to color-set 3 by flicking the wrist, font 1 will be on color-set 3. Now, the font is switched to font 2, which starts on color-set 4. Activating this font will immediately go to color-set 4, regardless of what color the other fonts are at. Finally, upon advancing back to font 1 and activating, the color-set will be on color-set 3 since that was the last color used by this particular font.
Spark Color 3 uses the same 16bit, 22050Hz crystal clear audio that is present on Igniter 3™. Paired with the MaxAmp™, it is a loud and awesome sound that can only be fully appreciated in person.
Motion Sense V2
Spark Color 3 uses the same MotionSense V2 engine found on Igniter 3™, allowing for accurate swing and clash detection for even the smallest swings and lightest clashes, without having to worry about false positives.
Pixel Support for the Brightest, Realest Experience Yet
Spark Color 3 now supports Pixel strings! Use any WS2812b, WS2813, SK6812, or even SK6812 RGBW strip! This allows the smooth extension, enhanced Alternating Clash, ImpactBlast™ and much more in the most evenly lit blade seen.
Saber Configuration Allows Editing in Real-Time
Saber Configuration mode is a new way to edit color-set and motion parameters on the fly, without removing the micro SD card. When in idle of the main firmware, point the saber down and hold the aux button to enter the Saber Configuration menu. From here the Color-set Editor and the Motion Editor can be accessed, giving the ability to edit these critical parameters and see the effects immediately, in real-time! No more pulling out the micro SD card multiple times to get settings right; do it once, in the hilt, from anywhere.
Spark Color 3™ Videos
The following table highlights the differences between the Igniter 2™, Spark Color 2™, and Spark 2™ line.
|Feature||Spark 3™||Spark Color 3™||Igniter 3™|
|Audio Quality||10bit On-CPU DAC||10bit On-CPU DAC||16bit External DAC|
|Clash Detection||Attack||Attack||Attack and Parry|
|Sound Fonts||3||6||Up to 16|
|Music||SaberTracks to play up to 99 tracks with blade extension, retraction, and pulse.||SaberTracks to play up to 99 tracks with blade extension, retraction, and pulse, and color change.||SaberCinema to play up to 99 tracks while using the saber with all functionality, just the hum is the track.|
|Colors||3 Channels for RGB mixing over each of the 3 fonts.||Up to 9 color sets for RGBA mixing.||Up to 16 color profiles, with 32 independent RGBA blade colors.|
|Color Variation||One blade, blast, and clash/lockup per font for a total of 3||One blade, blast, and clash/lockup per color-set, up to 9||One blade, blast, clash/lockup, and dual phase (secondary blade) color per font, up to 16|
|Color Switch||Font switch only||Switch font to get to its default color-set; every font can cycle through every color-set||Switch font to get to each font's profile; twist wrist to perform dual-phase color|
|Color Variation||NA||NA||ClashShade™, BlastShade™, and BladeShade™|
|Cross Guard Built-in||Single-color quillions with effects on blade only||Single-color quillions with effects on blade only||Single-color quillions with effects on blade only|
|Cross Guard w/ XDrive||NA||RGB mixing on blade and quillions||RGB mixing on blade and quillions|
|Saber Apps||NA||Configuration only||Up to 16 apps|
|Extra Sounds||NA||Single 'dual.wav' on the root||99 dualA, dualB, and fx sounds per font|
The following properties are shared across all my sound boards.